Indian Family Travel Photos From The 1960s To 2050

You know you grew up in India if you recognise yourself here. | Text by Saumya Ancheri & Illustrations by Deepak Narale and Garima Gupta  
2000 travel
Mommy jeans. Check. Discman. Check. Hello, 2000.

For a generation that stores memories in sticks and chips, there’s nothing quite like flipping through a family album, unleashing a river of memories, and also an archive of the tremendous changes that have shaped the last few decades – and the way we travel. Ambassador cars that gave way to Maruti Zens and Swifts. Boomboxes that morphed into walkmans and MP3 players. Vayudoot. Liberalisation. Polaroids. Mommy jeans. The Internet. Budget carriers. Airbnb. Some things will never lose their magic, like picnic hampers. And some things await that we can’t fathom yet – perhaps, a future where a hologram is the new selfie.

We got Deepak Narale of Yes Yes, Why Not? and Garima Gupta to illustrate a photo album of the Indian family on vacation from the 1960s to 2050. Scroll down for your shot of nostalgic time-travelling.

1960

 

1960s travel

The Ambassador, the bouffant and other hallmarks of the glamorous 1960s. Illustration: Deepak Narale and Garima Gupta

1980

1980 travel

A boombox, bell-bottoms and bad hair. Definitely 1980.  Illustration: Deepak Narale and Garima Gupta

2000

2000 travel

Mommy jeans. Check. Discman. Check. Hello, 2000.

2015

2015 travel

DIY travel in the age of selfies, 2015. Illustration: Deepak Narale and Garima Gupta

2050

2050 travel

Next stop: Space, 2050 – with maybe a desktop hologram of memories at home. Illustration: Deepak Narale and Garima Gupta

Illustrator Deepak Narale is a part of Team Yes Yes, Why Not? – a multi-disciplinary art firm that specialises in creating customised design, art and ideas across genres, canvasses and functions. Garima Gupta is a young apprentice from the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology.

Tags: FAMILY TIME

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